Promoting organ and tissue donation in High Schools

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Promoting organ and tissue donation in High Schools
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Cameron Doherty

Cameron Doherty

Cameron is the Legislative Assistant for MPP Stephen Crawford, Oakville, Ontario. He is an Abbey Park High School Alumni, and graduate from Carleton University.

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Stephen Crawford, MPP for Oakville tabled a PrivateMember’s Motion in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. He expressed that the Government of Ontario should promote organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

The motion also considers including this as a component of the Ontario Secondary School curriculum.

“More than 1,600 Ontarians currently await a lifesaving organ transplant, and every 3 days someone in Ontario dies from a preventable death, waiting for a transplant,” stated MPP Crawford.

“In Oakville, there are currently 21 patients on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant. It is unfortunate that donor registration rates are lowest among 16-19 year olds at 21.2%, which is 12.2 percentage points below the provincial registration rate of 33.4%.” Said MPP Stephen Crawford.

“We need to heighten awareness, knowledge and empathetic understanding of organ tissue donation and transplantation, and equip our young people to engage in this topic, ask questions, and make an informed decision. Any Ontario resident who is 16 years or older and has an Ontario health card has the potential to be a donor. By registering to become a donor,you have the power to save or change someone’s life.” said Crawford.

Organ and tissue donor registration

How to register your consent to donate your organs and tissue. Your choice could, one day, save up to 8 lives.

Register, check or update your consent

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